Staff Information

Academic Support Programs


In the Savanna School District, Saturday Academy and Summer Academy are two of the extended learning programs offered to our students. Extended learning programs provide students with additional academic support beyond the traditional school day. These programs support and enhance the curriculum while providing differentiation.

Saturday Academy Program

Attendance at Saturday Academy provides the opportunity for a student to make up absences and to receive additional academic support. Knowing that good attendance at the elementary school level is the responsibility of parents, Saturday Academy is NOT punitive. Instead, students will be exposed to engaging lessons as well as have the opportunity to participate in hands-on academic activities. Exact lessons will vary from week to week with a strong emphasis in the areas of reading, writing, science and technology.

Students do not need to bring anything to Saturday Academy. All academic materials will be provided for students by the Savanna School District. Please leave backpacks and other materials at home.

Saturday Academy sessions are from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., on specific dates throughout the year; dates for the 2018-19 school year can be found below. Parents of students invited to Saturday Academy for excessive absences or tardies will be notified by letter. Students receiving such a letter are expected to attend Saturday Academy for the entire morning. Any other parent wishing to have his/her child attend Saturday Academy for academic support should contact the school principal for the date and location of the next Saturday Academy session. All sessions meet from 8:00 a.m. to noon and students must be in attendance the entire 240 minutes to receive credit.

Saturday Academy dates for 2018-19:

September 22, 2018

October 6, 2018

October 20, 2018

November 3, 2018

December 1, 2018

December 15, 2018

January 12, 2019

January 26, 2019

February 2, 2019

February 23, 2019

March 2, 2019

March 23, 2019

April 6, 2019

April 13, 2019

April 27, 2019

Summer Academy Program

Our Summer Academy program is designed for students who will be enrolled in grades 3-6 in the Savanna School District for the following school year. With a strong focus in language arts, math, science, and technology, students attending Summer Academy are provided with a technology-rich instructional program to assist them in meeting or exceeding grade level standards. With the integration of student computers and iPads in every classroom, students are engaged in Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics lessons to enhance their academic performance. What an exciting experience our students have with rich learning adventures each and every day!